"Systems compromised by this botnet provide the attackers not only user credentials and confidential information, but remote access inside the compromised networks," says Amit Yoran, CEO of NetWitness, which revealed the Kneber attacks.
Alex Cox, Research Consultant and Principal Analyst, NetWitness
Alex Cox, a research consultant and principal analyst at the IT security firm NetWitness, discovered last month the Kneber botnet, a variant of the ZueS Trojan that he says has infested 75,000 systems in 2,500 corporate and governmental organizations...
Spring is the season for the phishers to come and try to take advantage of to the unsuspecting public in the form of official-looking emails talking of tax refunds, as well as claims that the government has money waiting for them.
The International Biometric Performance Conference entitled Performance, Evaluation and Specification of Biometric Technologies will bring together biometric users, technology providers, integrators and evaluators.
Should software developers be held liable for their programming errors? A consortium of international cybersecurity experts says yes - and will present its plan for such a program on Tuesday. But at least one dissenting voice calls the effort "counterproductive and silly."
What are the top fraud trends facing financial institutions in 2010?
Gartner's Avivah Litan shares her insights in an exclusive interview with Information Security Media Group's Linda McGlasson, discussing:
Increased number of attacks on strong authentication;
How to handle ACH fraud;
The biggest security...
From blogs to wikis, Facebook to Twitter, social media have taken over the workplace.
But how do security leaders manage social media before all these new tools and technologies become unmanageable?
Jerry Mechling is a prominent author and lecturer at the Harvard Kennedy School, and in an exclusive interview he...
Joe Bernik, a banking and security veteran, has recently joined Fifth Third Bank as its new CISO. Among his challenges: preventing external attacks and building better internal relationships with business partners.
In an exclusive interview, Bernik discusses:
The evolution of information security and risk...
Forrester's annual Customer Advocacy ranking grades about 50 financial services firms in the U.S. by the percentage of each firm's customers who agree with the statement "My financial provider does what's best for me, not just its own bottom line."
Social media sites are changing the rules of job search, offering a new relationship-based approach that allows individuals and organizations to build communities through online profiles, affinity groups and networks of contacts.
The recent news that Nexus One smartphone owners were unable to send or receive data is just a precursor to what security experts say is the next big threat to mobile phones and services - mobile malware.
According to Dr. Markus Jakobsson, a noted security expert in the field of phishing and crimeware, mobile...